About Rustin Leonard

Rustin (or Rusty by some) is in his 20th year as a Thrivent professional. He firmly believes that understanding, educating, empowering, and partnering with clients is the cornerstone in helping them protect themselves and their loved ones. You will hear him often say "if it's important to you, it's important to me". Being able to tell someone that they can retire and live out their dreams is an awesome feeling.


"I really don't have any bad days.....just days that are better than others. I LOVE what I do!"


Rustin grew up in Clay Center, KS - following in the footsteps of his father who was a Thrivent Rep for 30 years. He began his career in Great Bend, KS before moving to Salina to be closer to family. Three office locations (Salina, Great Bend, Clay Center) keep him busy, but technology advancements have enabled him to keep in close contact and build relationships with clients across Kansas, as well as Missouri, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Arizona.


Rustin and wonderful his wife of 23 years, Kelly, have five amazing kids that keep them very busy outside of office hours. Izaac (19), Sydni (16), Jaxson (14), Tucker (5) and Shae (6). As a family they participate in many sports, travels, and family activities or adventures. Their favorite thing to do is go to the lake with their friends and family, and enjoy the quality time! Rustin believes that family is the most important thing, and brings that mindset into each and every family that he works with.

Salina Office

Anchored Financial Group

Anchored Financial Group

Title

Team Practice

Location

Salina, KS

Website
https://connect.thrivent.com/anchored-financial-group
    Dennis Burgardt II

    Dennis Burgardt II

    Dennis is born and raised in Central Kansas, and has a passion for applying his Thrivent Financial background to supporting small and growing communities around Kansas. When he is not serving the Saline and surrounding areas, Dennis enjoys being at the lake with his wife, Kallie, and his son.

    Title

    Financial Advisor

    Location

    Salina KS

    Phone
    (785) 827-9540
      Crystal Abbott

      Crystal Abbott

      Title

      Office Professional

      Phone
      (785) 833-5085
        Caron Clements

        Caron Clements

        Caron has been at Thrivent since 2010 and began her career in Life Insurance before moving to the Remote Practice Support team in 2021. She brings over 20 years of Insurance and Financial services industry experience and functions as liaison to achieve exceptional workflow and solutions.

        Title

        Licensed Senior Practice Support Specialist

        Location

        Remote

        Phone
        (920) 628-4719
          Laura Welch

          Laura Welch

          Laura has been with Thrivent since 2003. She has experience at Thrivent in a variety of areas including Brokerage Services, Suitability, Mutual Fund Customer Service, and she joined the Remote Practice Support team in 2019. Laura's specialties are in Brokerage and Mutual funds but supports all product related tasks to help leverage workload.

          Title

          Licensed Advanced Practice Support Specialist

          Location

          Remote

          Phone
          (920) 628-4719
            Heather Kirch

            Heather Kirch

            Heather has been at Thrivent since 2013 and began her Thrivent career in Contract Change before moving to the Remote Practice Support team in 2019. She has expertise in life insurance and supports all products. 

            Title

            Practice Support Specialist

            Location

            Remote

            Phone
            (920) 628-4719